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Updated: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:45:00 GMT | By Sean Plummer
Oscars' biggest upsets

Cate Blanchett loses to Gwyneth Paltrow



Cate Blanchett loses to Gwyneth Paltrow (© Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • All-time biggest Oscar upsets (© Associated Press)
  • Citizen Kane loses to How Green Was My Valley (© 20thC.Fox/Everett/Rex Features)
  • The Shawshank Redemption loses to Forrest Gump (© REX/Peter Brooker)
  • Saving Private Ryan loses to Shakespeare in Love (© TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Meryl Streep loses to Sandra Bullock (© Getty Images)
  • Brokeback Mountain loses to Crash (© Mirek Towski/FilmMagic/Getty Images)
  • Cate Blanchett loses to Gwyneth Paltrow (© Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Taxi Driver loses to Rocky (© Julian Wasser/TIME & LIFE Images/Getty Images)
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Gwyneth Paltrow is a great movie star, granted - but the fact that the Academy rewarded her for her role in the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love over Cate Blanchett's coolly intelligent monarch in 1998's Elizabeth was another odd victory for the period rom-com. Blanchett was finally rewarded with a Best Supporting Actress statuette for playing Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004).

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